Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks - Alphabetical List

Alphabetical List of ACRL Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks

Academic Freedom, ACRL Statement on (June 2015)

Academic Librarians Without Faculty Status, Guidelines for (October 2011)
     PDF version

Academic Librarian Employment and Governance Systems, Framework for (DRAFT - June 2017)

Access to Research Materials in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, ALA-RBMS/SAA Guidelines on (January 2020)

Access Services Librarianship, A Framework for (PDF - April 2020)

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Librarians, A Guideline for (June 2010)

Assessment Librarians and Coordinators, Proficiencies for (January 2017)

Certification & Licensing of Academic Librarians, Statement on the (April 2018)

Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices: A Guideline (January 2019)

Collective Bargaining, Guideline on (June 2008)

Competencies for Special Collections Professionals (March 2017)

Curriculum Materials Centers, Guidelines for (January 2009)

Distance Learning Library Services, Standards for (June 2016)

Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries (April 2012)

Faculty Status of College and University Librarians, Joint Statement on (April 2018)

Faculty Status for Academic Librarians, Standards for (October 2011)
     PDF version

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (filed February 2015, approved January 2016)
    PDF Version
    Chinese Translation (PDF)
    French Translation (PDF)
    Italian Translation (external link)
    Persian Translation (PDF)
    Spanish Translation (PDF)
    Swedish Translation (external link)
    Framework WordPress site (for further resources)

Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Framework (PDF) (DRAFT March 2019)

Information Literacy Instruction, Objectives for: A Model Statement for Academic Librarians (Jan. 2001)

      Greek Translation (PDF)
      Spanish Translation (PDF)

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals  (PDF) (October 2011)

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing (October 2013)

     Turkish Translation (PDF)

Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students (January 2008) 
     Chinese Translation (PDF)
     Farsi Translation (PDF)
     Spanish Translation (PDF)

Information Literacy Standards for Science and Technology (June 2006) 
      Chinese Translation (PDF)
      Farsi Translation (PDF)

Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education (PDF) (May 2011)

     Farsi Translation (PDF)

Instruction Programs in Academic Libraries, Guidelines for (October 2011)

Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (June 1999)

Interlibrary And Exhibition Loan Of Special Collections Materials, ACRL/RBMS Guidelines For (January 2012)  

Libraries in Higher Education, Standards for (February 2018)

Media Resources in Academic Libraries, Guidelines for (June 2018)

Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians, ACRL Policy Statement (April 2019)

Political Science Research Competency Guidelines (PDF) (July 2008)
     Farsi Translation (PDF)

Preparation of Policies on Library Access, Guidelines for the (Dec. 1992)
Originally prepared by the ACRL Access Policy Guidelines Task Force December, 1992, these Guidelines were rescinded on October 27, 2006 at the Executive Committee meeting in Chicago. They have been superseded by the 2005 ALA Guidelines, available here.

Primary Source Literacy, Guidelines for (PDF) (February 2018)

Psychology Information Literacy Standards (June 2010)
     Chinese Translation (PDF)
     Farsi Translation (PDF)

Recruiting Academic Librarians, Guidelines for (June 2017)

Research Competency Guidelines for Literatures in English (June 2007)
     Farsi Translation  (PDF)

Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians (April 2017)
     Persian Translation (PDF)

Security and Theft in Special Collections, Guidelines Regarding (January 2019)

Selection and Transfer of Materials from General Collections to Special Collections, Guidelines on the, (June 2016)

Special Collections Librarians, ACRL Code of Ethics for (PDF) (June 2020)

Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures for Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries, Guidelines for (PDF) (April 2019)

Standardized Statistical Measures and Metrics for Public Services in Archival Repositories and Special Collections Libraries (PDF) (October 2017)

Terminal Professional Degree for Academic Librarians, Statement on the (April 2018)

University Library Services to Undergraduate Students, Guidelines for (October 2013)

Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (October 2011)
    Persian Translation (PDF)